The Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund was launched Monday in the latest of a wave of charities and events aimed at helping Superstorm Sandy survivors.
A committee of a half dozen religious leaders will raise funds, create an application process and coordinate donations. The committee is chaired by Father Kevin Smith, chaplain for Nassau County’s Volunteer Fire Departments.
“It is clear that Nassau’s residents will need additional assistance to fully recover,” said Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano.
The Hurricane Sandy Long Island Disaster Relief Fund touts more than $1 million being donated to support nonprofits assisting in recovery efforts.
The charities are in addition to fund raisers this week, including a hurricane benefit gala Thursday evening at The Swan Club in South Glenwood Landing and a Sandy benefit concert Friday night at Mr. Beery’s in Bethpage.
To contribute to the Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund, mail donations to:
Nassau Hurricane Recovery Fund
c/o Nassau County Police Department – Commissioner’s Office
1490 Franklin Avenue
Mineola, NY 11501